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Cool Gardens

by Serj Tankian

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The artwork in this book is cool, and its a good-looking publication. Sadly the poetry is pretty bad. Might've been better with a metal
riff or two. ( )
  sometimeunderwater | Aug 8, 2016 |
This reminds me a lot of my journals and songs from about age 15-23. That's in no way saying that Serj is an angsty teen-ager, just that it was probably very satisfying to write it and I'm sure it makes sense to him but not to many others. There's a brilliant comprehensible line here and there but much of it almost seems like automatic writing with a little bit of word play added in. The closest thing I can compare it to is Burroughs. If you enjoy digging through the non-sense to get to the gems of thought check this out. It makes good bathroom reading. OR if you're into psychedelic drugs it may also make much more sense, until you're down again that is.

Long live System of a Down! Keep fighting the "good" fight Serj. ( )
1 vote ragwaine | Apr 2, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743457412, Paperback)

From Serj Tankian, lead vocalist for critically acclaimed band System of a Down, comes a striking debut poetry collection highlighting his best work of the past eight years.

Like System of a Down's platinum-selling second album, Toxicity -- hailed by Rolling Stone as "a bouquet of smart rock and ardent social argument" and by SPIN as "the sound of now" -- Tankian's poetic style is willfully eclectic. Sometimes introspective, sometimes direct and cutting, these poems deal with subjects as wide-ranging as euthanasia and the nature of time itself.

Featuring original artwork created by Sako Shahinian, a young Los Angeles­based artist, Cool Gardens is honest, heartfelt, and humorous -- a talented artist at his uncompromising best.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:16 -0400)

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